RRHS "roof issue" causes dismissal of classes

RRHS "roof issue" causes dismissal of classes Click to Enlarge

Concern over a sagging roof forced Grand Forks Red River High School to dismiss classes at 1:40 Wednesday afternoon.

Red River principal Kris Arason said an employee noticed a problem with the roof over the school’s main office.

"We tried to get kids out as efficiently as possible," Arason said. "We did call Grand Forks Police because when 1,110 kids leave a building at one time, we wanted to make sure it was safe, and that police were able to direct traffic and help us out out there."

Workers have been shoveling snow from the impacted area. One person said the snow could be 15 feet deep.

Officials say the roof is intact and no one was hurt.

The Grand Forks Fire Department, Grand Forks building inspector and a structural engineer were called in to check the roof.

All after school activities at Red River tonight have been cancelled.

Meanwhile, the Grand Forks Public Schools have announced that Thursday classes at all schools have been canceled because of the threat of inclement weather.


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